China's Navy Wednesday launched a new 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced destroyer. The vessel, of the Type 055 class, is the first of a new generation of destroyers equipped with new air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, and it is regarded as a challenge to naval rivals in Asia. The ship entered the water following a ceremony at Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard. Read full article
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No doubt the Argentine Malcontents will be whipping themselves up into some sort of frenzy thinking that China will give them one or two of these.Jun 29th, 2017 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse +1
HepatiaJun 30th, 2017 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?
Why have you not posted your Troll bot for this?
Looks like a gay occasion ;-)Jun 30th, 2017 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Quite a natty looking tub, but given that it's displacing more than almost all of the cruisers currently in service (4 x Slava class - 9,800-10,000 tons, 22+4 x Ticonderoga class - 9,600 tons, the only heavier cruiser is the one De Zeven Provinciën-class that Peru has - 12,040 tons) might calling it a Destroyer be something of nominative camoflage?Jul 02nd, 2017 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse +1